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contextualize

[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing.
1.
to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
Also, especially British, contextualise.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; contextual + -ize
Related forms
contextualization, noun
noncontextualized, adjective
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Examples from the web for contextualized
  • When contextualized, beliefs seem less exotic or primitive.
  • Articulate how seeing and hearing change over time, not to mention how they are contextualized.
  • And there are promoted trends, or contextualized topics that a brand can pay for to feature prominently.
  • The examples in the text are contextualized, and they build upon the learners' prior experience.
  • Given the contextualized situation, identify the operation.
  • Determine the remainder in a contextualized division problem.
  • Chapters are contextualized grammar is presented within the context of each chapter.
British Dictionary definitions for contextualized

contextualize

/kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
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